Evaluating online learning
ALTHOUGH THE PRIMARY purpose of training is to bring about learning, not much money would be made available for training if that was as far as it went. Sponsors of training need to know that what is learned as a result of training will be applied back on the job with some effect, hopefully positive. In fact, as the sponsors, they have a right to know this.
At level 3, we are measuring the extent to which new knowledge, skills and attitudes are translated into new job behaviour - in other words, the extent to which learning is being applied.
Unfortunately, there are many reasons why learning does not get applied:
If any of these are the case, then you need to know about it. You may be able to revise the course or introduce new follow-up procedures that will help cure the problem.
So how can we measure the extent to which learning is applied?
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